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DENNIS THE MENACE PARK

Enjoy a giant kids' playground and park with fun activities for the entire family! Try out rock climbing, embark on an adventure through the maze, or relax with a family picnic.

DENNIS THE MENACE PARK

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777 Pearl St,
Monterey, California, 93940

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Distance from Hotel: 1.6 miles
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DENNIS THE MENACE PLAYGROUND AND ACTIVITIES

The park has a famous playground with exciting play structures that your kids have never seen before. Older family members may enjoy the paddle boats at El Estero Lake within the larger El Estero Park Complex in downtown Monterey. The park also has a skate park, dance studio, and picnic area. Pick up convenient eats at the snack bar if you get hungry from all the activities!

DENNIS THE MENACE HISTORY

The popular playground opened in 1956 and has been renovated several times to preserve its safety and beauty. The park is named after the cartoon character, Dennis the Menace, the brainchild of Hank Ketcham. Mr. Ketcham was a local resident and famous artist and writer.

FAQ's

  • Walking: Enjoy a pleasant 35 minute stroll through to reach the park.
  • Driving: Parking is available at the park, and the drive takes approximately 4 minutes (1.5 miles) via Camino Aguajito. 
  • Playground: Relive your childhood memories or watch the kids enjoy the iconic playground, featuring Mr. Wilson's house, swings, slides, and climbing structures.
  • Picnic area: Pack a delicious picnic and enjoy a relaxing lunch or snack under the shade of the trees in the designated picnic area.
  • Baseball field: Feeling sporty? Challenge your friends or family to a friendly game of baseball on the park's field.
  • Walking paths: Explore the park's scenic walking paths, winding through natural areas and offering peaceful views.